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Art on Tap: Craft Brew Edition

Fri, Aug 9, 6-9pm | $40 per person/$35 for members, 21 and older

Art on Tap is back with a new twist! Come join us for a night of entertainment, food and craft beer at Spiva’s first Art on Tap: Craft Brew Edition. We will be featuring local home brewers and all your favorite popular craft beers, local wineries, and food catered by Old Chicago Pizza. Live performances and music by Siblings Improv and Bluffdwellers. Tickets are $40 — Spiva members and Home Brew Club members 21 and older will receive a $5 discount. Please reserve your tickets before the event so we can offer a wonderful evening for all. Advance registration recommended.


We will have craft beer swag to bid on and $1 votes for People’s Choice Awards to our home brewers. All proceeds from the People’s Choice will be split between Spiva and the Home Brew Club.


Thank you sponsors that help make this happen!


Joplin Home Brew Club
Missouri Eagle LLC
Old Chicago
Jugz Liquor N Micro Brew
Hedman Chiropractic LLC
Show Me Tax Relief
Wudis Tech LLC
Instant Karma
Whiskey Dick’s
Crackpot Pottery



Spiva Trivia Night

Every First Thurday (except August)

There will be no Trivia on August 1st due to exhibit transition in our Main Gallery

Are you and your friends looking for something new and fun to do during Downtown Joplin’s First Thursday? Look no further! We hold a four-round, team-based arts and culture trivia night that takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on every First Thursday. The cost will be only $5 per person in each team with a limit of one to eight people per team. The more teammates you have, the higher your chances of winning! There will be three teams to a round and the team to win each round will win 60% of the entry fees. The remainder will go into raising money for Spiva’s Annual Fund Drive. Each round lasts 30 minutes, so we encourage you to come in, have a beer, grab a snack, and put on those thinking caps! All participants must be 21 or older. Sponsored by Missouri Eagle LLC.



Opening Reception:

Watercolors of Paul Jackson & The Photography of Richard Loftis

Fri, August 2, 5:30-7:30pm, Suggested Contribution for Non-Member Guests: $5



Artist Talk: The Photography of Richard Loftis by J. Armin Rust

Sat, Aug 3, 11am-12pm

J. Armin Rust, collector and friend of Richard Loftis, presents a fascinating insight into the life and work of this well-known Kansas City photographer.



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